Hair density means the number of hair strands on your head. It varies from person to person and simply means how many hair follicles are present on an individual’s scalp. Hair density affects the overall shape and hair volume.
The hair density or hair volume is influenced by several factors including-
Genes- hair density is generally affected by genes such as male-patterned or female-patterned baldness which cause hair loss and may develop due to genetic tendencies.
Chemical exposure- several products include harmful chemicals such as parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, or isopropyl alcohol tend to weaken the hairs by making them brittle. The keratin treatment, hair dyes, or bleaching of the hair also tend to promote hair loss due to the chemicals involved in these hair treatments.
Medical conditions- thyroid problems, anemia, and allergies all lead to hair loss
Stress- stress and e effect on the hair or can harm the immune system and cause hormonal imbalance. motional factors are the leading reasons behind hair thinning. Stress can have a direct
Hormonal fluctuations- hair damage is very common when an individual is going through hormonal changes irrespective of gender but hormonal-related hair loss is very common in women suffering from PCOD (polycystic ovarian disorder) wherein in males the excessive testosterone leads to brittle hair and hair thinning leading to decreased hair volume.
Improper diet- lack of proper nutrition or nutrition deficiency can affect the hair follicles negatively leading to hair loss and degrading hair growth.
Aging- reduced hair volume is an aging factor.
Improper hair care- excessive heat damage, not shampooing the hair, or tugging the hair too tightly led to hair damage.
Pollution- the hairs are highly sensitive to environmental pollutants and excessive exposure leads o poor hair health.
Hair density is particularly defined by the growth of the number of hair strands per square inch of your scalp. Like other aspects of hair such as hair texture and color, hair density is also a factor related to genetics. Your hair grows out of a part of the skin known as a hair follicle and the number of hair follicles can’t be changed if you are born with low hair density.
Hair transplant surgeries can be a savior if you want to cover patches of hair growth and the hair density potential can be enhanced by consuming a balanced healthy diet.
With nutrient deficiencies, an individual may experience hair thinning, or hair loss. This could be treated by eating a healthy balanced diet with adequate protein intake which will facilitate hair growth. Some nutrients which play a major role in hair growth include biotin, protein, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, iron, and zinc.
FUT, Follicle Unit Transplant, and FUE, Follicle Unit Extraction transplant are hair transplant surgeries that facilitate hair growth. The follicles are extracted from one part of the scalp and then transplanted to the bald area on the scalp.
In Follicle Unit transplant, also known as the strip method in which a long, thin piece of tissue is removed from the back of the scalp. Then, the individual follicles are removed from the strip using stereo-microscopic dissection. Once the follicles have been harvested, the wound is closed leaving behind a single linear scar.
In Follicle Unit Extraction hair transplant, each individual follicular unit is harvested into the scalp. The hair follicles are extracted from the donor area in a random fashion to not make hair from thinning and hair is harvested through microscopic circular incisions on the scalp.
Both hair transplant procedures are excellent for both men and women having hair loss problems. While choosing which hair transplant is best for you, consult your doctor to discuss your expectations and procedure results.